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Bb Jazz Blues Walking bass line and comping

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by Tomo, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Tomo

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    Thank you very much...
    Awesome stuff as always Tomo...
    I love this stuff....time to practice...
    Steve
     
  3. Dana

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    Hi Tomo,

    I have a request. If possible, would you have the music or tab for the ending you did in the first demonstration of the walking blues you did in the Accelerate Your Guitar Playing DVD? I need to learn more cool endings like that.

    The DVD is great, I just wish it included transcriptions of your demonstrations, especially the one you did over the changes to All The Things You Are.

    Keep up the good work. I'm going to try to make it to your gig at the Action Jazz Cafe. Take Care.

    Dana
     
  4. Dana

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    Hi Tomo,

    I have another question (sorry). One thing I've found difficult is playing a walking bass line over a static chord progression. For example; 2 or more measures of Gmaj7. Do you have any tips for this? Most of the time I simply walk up and down the arpeggio, but it get's boring.

    Thanks,

    Dana
     
  5. Tomo

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    I listen to BASS player and use more chomatics than major scale.
    Best to not think any scales or arpeggio.. that makes un-musical.

    My AYGP 2 will have a big section on "how to do (walking bassline
    and comping)' with details. Hal Leonard is...

    I use a tune like ..."Take the A train" for comping and walk..
    It's not easy to play very musical real bass sounding bass line.

    Definitely you should stick to play on 6th & 5th strings.
    When I took lesson from Joe Pass, I learned a lot of those
    and chord soloing ideas, outline chords... etc.

    Thanks for your question.

    Tomo
     
  6. Tomo

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    You're very welcome. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

    I think a lot of guys just think jazz playing is hard... as long as
    you think simple... actually like this, could be really simple to
    play. I guess people think too much before playing music.

    First go over Bb jazz blues changes with Rt 3 7 form...
    then try this example. Then develope your own... it is really
    important to hear the sound before you play and I would
    work on more tone than just patterns.

    Enjoy it!

    Tomo
     
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    Hey Tomo,

    Your playing is awesome and you should increase your exposure and share your music with a Myspace page. Just a thought.
     
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    Just a constructive bit from the other side of things: You have a really great sound of this kind of playing. You might try laying back just a bit, especially on your chords. Put a few more of them on the beat rather than off the beat to mix it up a little more. Putting a chord on the beat after just a few off the beat can be a really nice surprise and also lend a little more intensity to the groove. Intensity is always the problem in a guitar horn duo, especially when we're only using fingers. Also think about playing your bass line just a little louder. You want the bass to be a bigger presence for the soloist than where it is now. The harmony is great and the voicings are right there in a la Joe Pass. I always love hearing your clips even if I don't usually post. You've got a lot to offer as a player, that's for sure. :)

    Cheers,
    Randy Morser
     
  9. Dana

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    Hi Tomo,

    In the first measure, on the 'and' of the first beat. Should that be Ab and D instead of Ab and C? In all the other measures with Bb7 it's Ab and D (7th and 3rd)

    Just wondering, thanks.

    Dana
     
  10. Tomo

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    Hi Dana,

    Good you found it! You are not just reading tab!

    Congrats! b7 & 3rd.


    Thanks,


    Tomo
     
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    Thank you for your kind words.

    Somebody suggested me that for a while ago. I just don't know how to set up
    and I didn't like about a Myspace.com... one reason.... but do you really think
    it's good idea?

    Thanks for your suggestion.


    Tomo
     
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    Hi Randy,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. This is a part of my AYGP dvd
    instructional dvd so I had to play every parts really clear. You are right about
    though. Yes, it's nice to mix more choices of chord accent. That was I had to
    play that way for this dvd purpose. I really appreciate your suggestion.
    Thank you very much!

    Fast walking?


    Tomo
     
  13. Dana

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    Nice. Sounds like 'Confirmation' changes? Playing the head at that tempo is a real challange.
     
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    Tomo - ya know I love ya, mate. That said, if this is a promo clip for your DVD, it should be in the Dealers area. Correct me if I'm wrong - no offence intended...
     
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    Thanks for mentioning that. This is a part of dvd. but it's not available here.
    It's from Japanese version. My intention for just free inspiration clip. not for promotion. If it's problem, I can take this out from here. No problem. No offended at all. I do want to do thing right.

    Thanks,

    Tomo
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, Tomo.
    No worries - all cool.
    Sounds great!
     
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    Hi Dana,

    Yes, it 's around that changes. It's hard to play fast but actually it's really hard to play very slow too.

    I like Confirmation, Donna Lee... all those great songs.
    jazz chord solo

    Thanks for checking out.


    Tomo
     
  18. Tomo

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    Wayne,

    Thanks as well. You made a good point though. About promotion.

    I should do something at dealer section. I never thought about it.
    It's good to know.

    Thanks for your thought.


    Tomo
     
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    Great post! Thanks, man.
     

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